Published: June 10th 2011June 10th 2011
Easter with the family
Easter has religious significance, but when you’re three and a half and two years old like Georgia and Byron, Easter is about the surprise of finding a brightly coloured chocolate egg, and enjoying the company of friends and family.
This Easter was a special Melbourne Easter for us. Ingrid organised an Easter egg hunt at her house. Such hunts are usually straight forward affairs, but Ingrid’s garden is five acres, three of which are beautifully landscaped, with a number of discrete and quite different ornamental areas. The remaining two acres are natural Australian bush. This is something of a contrast to the 40 square meters of grass we had in Hong Kong.
Unfortunately for us, Kelly and Glenn’s children, Taylor and Cody, both of whom are really popular with Georgia and Byron, were away on a camping holiday. But luckily John and Jenny’s delightful tribe of Chelsea, Bailey and Jessica were there, bringing big smiles to the faces of Georgia and Byron.
Ingrid organised a wonderful hunt, with the children exploring all of the wonderful places in the garden. The garden has an enchanted, fairy quality about, and when you see happy kids
racing from one beautiful place to another, making joyful sounds as they find another egg, it seemed a very special place indeed.
Georgia and Byron really loved playing with their cousins. Chelsea, Bailey and Jessica are great kids, and are expert in many things, including trampolining, which they showed to Georgia and Byron. It was great fun to see them playing together.
More sedately, those of us who pretend to be adults indulged in an Easter feast indoors, enjoying the chance to catch up with the rest of the family even more than the delicious food.
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